Author Topic: 20th Jan - Steve day 166  (Read 8942 times)

20th Jan - Steve day 166
« on: January 20, 2016, 09:09:47 am »
Nothing from the tracker yet, would have been a late night last night (past 2.30am at least if he got back to MK). Lie in today or usual 9.30am-ish start?
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Re: 20th Jan - Steve day 166
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2016, 09:34:07 am »
last tracker point was 3:11am, thats so late its early, 18 hours after he set off

Re: 20th Jan - Steve day 166
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2016, 11:06:21 am »
So it's nigh on 11:04 and nothing on the tracker.

It was a hellishly late night (or early morning) for Steve. Where did he end up, as I turned in when appeared to be turning west to MK.

Were there any problems as normally it wouldn't take him that long to get back home? Did he go further or has he been transported to another corner of the kingdom?

Maybe he just wanted to have a lie in and avoid the fog? (Can't blame him for wanting that).

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Re: 20th Jan - Steve day 166
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2016, 11:23:53 am »
last tracker point was 3:11am, thats so late its early, 18 hours after he set off

Bloody impressive - even by Toothgrinder standards.

Can't help but think that miles in daylight are more productive than miles in the dark.

Not going to second guess him though.  Return quickly to the saddle Steve.

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Re: 20th Jan - Steve day 166
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2016, 12:45:24 pm »
Hmm, 12.45 and still nothing on the tracker....
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Re: 20th Jan - Steve day 166
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2016, 12:46:56 pm »
It was -7 here first thing this morning. Last time I rode from Northamptonshire to Worcestershire in temperatures that low it took me a damn long time to warm up before I could sleep.
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Re: 20th Jan - Steve day 166
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2016, 12:52:49 pm »
Strangely little frost here in East Northants this morning, I did 4 hours from 6am without going blue

Re: 20th Jan - Steve day 166
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2016, 01:38:29 pm »
I'm starting to get a little concerned now... but then I tend to be a bit pessimistic... :-\

Re: 20th Jan - Steve day 166
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2016, 01:57:23 pm »
Can anyone confirm that Steve is safe and well?

Re: 20th Jan - Steve day 166
« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2016, 02:56:23 pm »
I'm hoping it's just a tracker issue...

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Re: 20th Jan - Steve day 166
« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2016, 03:00:33 pm »
I was keeping an eye on the tracker late last night and he was slow to cover ground in the later stages. I wonder if he got caught up on icy roads, or if there was a mechanical. There was mention on Strava of a loose crank a day or two ago.

Either way, fingers crossed for him.

Re: 20th Jan - Steve day 166
« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2016, 04:29:38 pm »
The last few readings on TrackLeaders showed him mostly doing 12-13mph which seemed reasonable after such a long day, with, no doubt, some ice about. There was however one reading of 3mph which might have been walking, a comfort break, or a winding section of the route with TL cutting off all the corners for its calculation. 

No sign of yesterday's ride on Strava or the  OYTT site.

Hope all is well. Not sure what the significance of the nosebleeds he reported a few days ago in the Strava heading might be.

Good luck Steve.

Re: 20th Jan - Steve day 166
« Reply #12 on: January 20, 2016, 04:33:43 pm »
I got a reply via fb message from Idai; he says he saw him this morning and he's ok. No further details.

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Re: 20th Jan - Steve day 166
« Reply #13 on: January 20, 2016, 04:43:37 pm »
No sign of yesterday's ride on Strava or the  OYTT site.

For information: I update the oytt visualization page (http://gicentre.org/oytt) based on the data uploaded to Strava, so if it's not on the former it won't appear on the latter.

Re: 20th Jan - Steve day 166
« Reply #14 on: January 20, 2016, 05:44:46 pm »
Still no movement on Tracker. Really hope he's ok - the last couple of weeks have been tough with weather and struggling to get enough miles to keep on new schedule and looks like today is the day Steve has decided not to go for a bike ride.
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Re: 20th Jan - Steve day 166
« Reply #15 on: January 20, 2016, 05:45:52 pm »
Yep. Here's another hoping Steve is OK.
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Re: 20th Jan - Steve day 166
« Reply #16 on: January 20, 2016, 05:49:15 pm »
What I'm seeing from here is the tracker fired up, but reading 0 feet.  This is the first time I've looked today, so I don't know how long it's been showing that.
My guess is a tracker issue.
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Re: 20th Jan - Steve day 166
« Reply #17 on: January 20, 2016, 05:57:26 pm »
Just looked at the ACH page: also nowt. Hope Idai's "he's OK" means that he's going and the tracker's duff.  I certainly wouldn't care to swap places.
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Re: 20th Jan - Steve day 166
« Reply #18 on: January 20, 2016, 05:58:02 pm »
My guess is a tracker issue.

Seems by far the most likely, if he's 'fine'.  Unless 'fine' is relative.

If it were catastrophic bike problems, I'd have expected it to have been resolved by now, or a call for help to have gone out.

I doubt that he's holed up in a Travelodge with a logic analyser and some XML libraries.  Maybe on a flight to the south of France?

I'm sure we'll find out eventually.
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Re: 20th Jan - Steve day 166
« Reply #19 on: January 20, 2016, 05:58:58 pm »
My guess is a tracker issue.

Seems likely, if he's 'fine'.

If it were catastrophic bike problems, I'd have expected it to have been resolved by now, or a call for help to have gone out.

I doubt that he's holed up in a Travelodge with a logic analyser and some XML libraries.  Maybe on a flight to the south of France?

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Re: 20th Jan - Steve day 166
« Reply #20 on: January 20, 2016, 06:30:16 pm »
Or he may, for the first time, just have forgotten to turn the tracker on, and possibly even left it at home, etc.
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Re: 20th Jan - Steve day 166
« Reply #21 on: January 20, 2016, 06:34:02 pm »
Or he may, for the first time, just have forgotten to turn the tracker on, and possibly even left it at home, etc.

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Re: 20th Jan - Steve day 166
« Reply #22 on: January 20, 2016, 06:36:18 pm »
Or he may, for the first time, just have forgotten to turn the tracker on, and possibly even left it at home, etc.

No it was definitely turned on. (Baby).  Otherwise it wouldn't be showing 0 ft.
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Re: 20th Jan - Steve day 166
« Reply #23 on: January 20, 2016, 06:37:12 pm »
Word above that Idai saw him this morning implies he was/is in MK?

Didn't get home/stopped from yesterday's ride until gone 3am.

Is this a zero miles day?

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Re: 20th Jan - Steve day 166
« Reply #24 on: January 20, 2016, 06:40:59 pm »
Or he may, for the first time, just have forgotten to turn the tracker on, and possibly even left it at home, etc.

No it was definitely turned on. (Baby).  Otherwise it wouldn't be showing 0 ft.

Indeed, and if he had forgotten it he would notice pretty soon and go back and get it.
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